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i^XTDITORS' RE]PORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



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YEAK ENDING FEBRUARY Ioth. 18(i7. 



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LAWRENCE, MASS.: 
AMERICAN OFFICE--GEO. S. MERRILL & CO., PRINTEf 
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AUDITORS' REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



YEAR ENDma FEBRUAEY 15th, 186T. 



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LAWBEKCEf 

PnWTSD Bt GEO. S. MERRILL cf COMPAKY. 

No. 120 Essex Street. 

1867. 



REPORT 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 



SCHOOLS. 



Districts. 




1866. 




1867. 


Feb'y 16. 


Appropri- 
ation. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


Feb. 15. 
Cr. 


Gram. School 




$587 00 


$587 00 


$386 06 


$200 94 


Centre South, 


^257 59 


516 00 


773 59 


624 03 


149 56 


Phillips, 


139 46 


332 00 


471 46 


365 86 


105 60 


Village, 


229 55 


501 00 


730 55 


596 72 


133 83 


Ballard Vale, 


239 91 


727 00 


966 91 


741 05 


225 86 


Scotland, 


152 21 


242 00 


' 394 21 


306 17 


88 04 


Holt, 


113 75 


250 00 


363 75 


275 70 


88 05 


Centre West, 


144 51 


227 00 


371 51 


284 35 


87 16 


Frye, 


1G3 32 


513 00 


676 32 


532 30 


144 02 


North, 


73 46 


205 00 


278 46 


201 00 


77 46 


Abbott. 


72 59 


224 14 


296 73 


221 15 


75 58 


Bailey, 


142 38 


219 00 


361 38 


253 38 


108 00 


Osgood, 


84 25 


274 00 


358 25 


264 30 


93 95 




$1,812 98 


$4,817 14 


$6,630 12 


$5,052 07 


$1,578 05 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 



Districts. 


1866. 


1867. 1 


^FebruarylS. ^ ^.edit. 


Paid. 


Dr. 


Cr. 


Grammar School. 








$164 5] 


$164 51 




Centre South. 








85 44 


85 44 




Phillips, 








9 65 


9 65 




Village, 




$4 67 


$4 67 


15 44 


10 77 




Ballard Yale, 




657 24 


657 24 


629 74 




$27 50 


Scotland, 




7 55 


7 55 


29 94 


22 39 




Holt, 








12 79 


12 79 




Centre West, 




49 00 


49 00 


43 33 




5 67 


Frye, 




2 76 


2 76 


23 15 


20 39 




Xorth, 




2 17 


2 17 


6 92 


4 75 




Abbott, 








2 43 


2 43 




Bailev, 




70 


70 


2 14 


1 44 




Osgood, 




26 


26 


18 60 


18 34 








8724 35 $724 35 1,044 08 


$352 90 $33 17 



Town tax for school houses, 
From State school fund. 



$200 00 
57 71 



$257 71 



. SERVICES OF OFFICERS. 

John O'Connell, police service, 

Horace Bodwell, " ' 

Amos C. Abbott, " 

G. F. Baker, 

Henry Dane, " 

Wm. Stickney, " 

Henry A. Bean, " 

Francis Banks, " 

J. W. Dearborn, 

G. F. Baker, for commitment, 

E. K. Jenkins, 

<^ " Treasurer, 

B. B. Babbitt, School Committee, 
S. H. Greene, 
S. H. Boutwell " 

Wm. S. Jenkins, Selectman, x^LSsessor and 
J. B. Abbott, 
Hermon Phelps, 
E. K. Jenkins, collecting taxes, 

«* " recording births, marriages 





$18 00 


« 


6 00 




13 50 




7 00 




' 9 00 




S 50 


' 


4 00 




4 00 




15 50 




S 00 




S 00 




60 00 




80 00 




60 00 




65 00 


Overseer, 


275 00 


a 


225 00 


(( 


250 00 




410 56 


and deaths 


3, 71 20 



$1,573 26 



LIQUOR DEPARTMENT. 



E. F. Porter, for liquor, 


$756 36 


J. I. Baker, " 


2,064 72 


H. W. Abbott, for services. 


191 67 


U. S. License, 


25 00 


H. W. Abbott, freight on liquors. 


20 75 


" " sundries. 


8 41 




$3,066 91 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

For labor of Engine Company, 
Remittance of taxes of Engine Company, 
J. C. Morse, for services on Engine, 
T. A. Holt & Co., supplies for Engine, 
E. H. Barnard, " " " 

Paid for horses to draw " 

T. E. Mayberry, wood for Engine house. 



STATE AID. 

Paid by Selectmen, 
" "' Town Treasurer, 



$218 


10 


74 


00 


16 


43 


7 


50 


1 


40 


12 


50 


4 


25 



$336 18 



$60 00 
13,168 00 

$13,228 00 



HIGHWAY TAXES WORKED AND REASSESSED. 

District No. 1, John Cornell, 

2, D. P. Abbott, 

3, John Chandler, 

4, N. B. Abbott, 

5, H. Jones, 

6, George Worcester, 

7, G. F. Mason, 

8, William Jenkins, 

9, Jesse Harnden, 



$174 09 


42 


05 


124 


62 


12 


41 


20 


46 


12 


11 


13 


32 



Amount carried forward. 



$399 06 



Amount brought forward. 


$399 06 


District No. 10, H. F. Pasho, 


12 96 


" 11, Wm.C. Donald, 


13 35 


" 12, M. B. Abbott, 


40 38 


" 13, J. H. Chandler, 


29 27 


" ^' 14, Charles Shattuck, 


40 90 


^' '^ 15, Isaac Carruth, 


22 55 


^ " " 16, P. B. Follansbee, 


35 00 


" TT, S. Bardwell, 


31 63 


" " 18, Hermon Phelps, 


25 50 


^' 19, Wm. Perrin, 


32 79 


" 20, A. N. Luscomb, 


50 00 


" 21, Wm. Merrill, 


19 41 


" 22, Geo. F. Baker, 


27 06 


'' 23, P. P. PiUsbury, 


85 06 


" " 24, George Boutwell, 


17 02 


" 25, Ballard Holt, 


39 11 


" 26, T. E. Mayberry, 


199 52 


" '' 27, C. 0. Cummings, 


77 10 


" 28, Wm. H. B. Woodlin, 


27 95 




$1,225 62 


ROADS AND BRIDGES. 




OVER-WORK. 




District No. 2, 


$1 53 


" « 9, 


8 00 


" " 3, 


23 14 


" "6, 


27 16 


" 28, 


13 68 


" - 1, 


10 00 


*^ 16, 


2 72 




$86 23 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR ROADS AND 
BRIDGES. 



Ballard Vale Bridge, lumber, 
'' " " labor. 

Amount carried forward. 



$240 44 
137 67 

$378 11 





Amount brought forward, 


$378 11 


Ballard Vale Bridge, 


ironwork. 


5 40 


District No. 2, 






107 03 




t( 


" 3. 




(1865.) 


6 80 




i( 


" 5, 






6 25 




i( 


" 6, 






7 50 




s 


•' 7, 






2 00 




'( 


•' 13, 






9 00 




'( 


" 13, 






M 75 




( 


" 14, 




. 


19 70 




'( 


« 16, 






29 48 




'( i 


' 17, 






105 17 




( t 


' 18, 






6 00 




( i 


' 35, 






7 25 




i i 


' 26, 






62 85 




s < 


' 37, 






5 44 


" 28, 






8 67 




$791 40 




REMOVING SNOW. 




Henry Burtt, 






$5 00 


P. B.Follansbee, 




(1867,) 


26 28 




$31 28 



REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 



E. Taylor, Collector for 1865, 
E. K. Jenkins, " « 1866, 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



E. K. Jenkins, 



Punchard School appropriation. 



$20 12 
352 42 

$372 54 



$204 99 
$500 00 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES.' 

George S. Merrill, printing, 

Robert Callahan, janitor at Town House, 

Peter Temple, for land damages, 

Horace Bodwell, repairs on Town House, 

A. A. Abbott, for services in Jones' case, 1864, 

T. Groom & Co., for Books, 

A. Smith, work at Town House, 

D. Howarth, books and stationery, 

" " school books, 

" " fixtures in Town House, 

H. P. Beard & Co., supplies for Town House, 
J. S. Eaton, North Reading, schooling, 
S. G. Bean, dinners for Selectmen and Checkers, 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal for Town House, 
Wm. S. Jenkins, wood " " ^^ 

" " " repairs on " " 

H. Abbott, " at ^' '' 

C. O. Cummings, for gravel around Town House, 
Wm. Barnett, repairs on, furnace at " " 

Abbott & Clement, for lumber for " *^ 

R. Callahan, labor at " " 

A. C. Chadwick, insurance on " *^ 
P. M. Jefferson, building wall, Dist. No. 16, 
R. Callahan, notifying Town Officers, 

" " returning deaths, 

J. Walch, 
H. Phelps, 

W. H. Kimball, M. D., returning births, 
Mrs. C, Murray, " «^ 

R. Callahan, warning meetings, 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., removing safe, 
H. A. Davis, sealing Weights and Measures, 
S. Raymond, for box in Post Office, 
Town Officers, forR. R. fares, 
Wm. S. Jenkins, for guide boards. 
Town Officers, for stamps. 
School Committee, for books, 
W. F. Draper, for printing, 
J. H. Cochran, for blacks mithing, 

B. G. Morris, binding book. 

Amount carried forward, $1,275 75 



$419 


15 


136 


00 


135 


00 


20 


52 


183 


00 


3 


50 


4 


50 


24 95 


9 


95 


7 


00 


30 


35 


14 


88 


5 


75 


35 


50 


2 


00 


11 


30 


1 


25 


11 


85 


36 


71 


5 


85 


19 


80 


40 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


5 


50 


1 


60 


1 


40 


2 75 


1 


00 


11 


00 


3 


00 


8 


00 


1 


00 


19 70 


6 


29 


8 


00 


9 42 


17 81 




82 


1 


75 



9 



Amount brought forward, 
Charles Dugan, returning deaths, 
A. K. Russell, distributing envelopes, 
E. P. Higgins, sel'vices at hay-scales, 



$1,275 


85 




70 


1 


50 


20 


00 



$1,298 05 



SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S ORDERS. 

Punchard School, 

State Aid, 

Liquor Agency, 

Fire Department, 

Services of Officers, 

Highways and Bridges — Overwork, 

Removing Snow, 

Special Appropriation for Roads and Bridges, 

tlighway Taxes Worked and Reassessed, 

Abatement of Taxes, 

Remittance of Taxes, 

Miscellaneous Expenses, 



$500 00 


13,228 


00 


3,066 


91 


336 


18 


1,573 


26 


86 


23 


31 


28 


791 


40 


1,225 


62 


204 


99 


372 


54 


1,298 


05 



,714 46 



OVER.SEERS' ACCOUISJ'T 



EELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 



Ann E. Bean, 




$75 00 


Catherine Ferrington, 




84 00 


Phebe Palmer, 




45 81 


Phebe A. Johnson, 




29 2b 


Serena Abbott, 




24 75 


Joseph Y. Allen, 




34 50 


Anna Jones, 




39 00 


Mrs. Edward Mason, 




68 00 


Carlton Parker, 




12 30 


Dorcas Chandler, 




26 00 


Joseph Russell, Jr., 




69 71 


Mary J. Abbott, 




26 00 


T. C. Mason, 




56 00 


Mary A. Goodwin, 




3 00 


Stephen Tracy, medical attendance on the 


family of 




David Goodwin, 




11 00 


Harriet B. Gile, 




35 00 


Elbridge G. Wardwell; 




4 00 


Michael McEnroe, 




8 00 


Walter H. Kimball, medical attendance or 


L Hannah 




B. Callahan, 




24 50 


Margaret Larkin, 




2 00 


Stephen Abbott, 




9 25 


Mrs. George Goodhue, 




3 00 


Louisa Grant, 




15 00 


Benjamin Cammeron, 




5 00 


Elizabeth M. Shattuck, 




1 00 



$711 07 



11 

DUE FROM CITIES AND -TOWNS. 

Lawrence, Leander F. Howard, 
Haverhill, Mrs. John B. Pecker, 
Methaen, Haskell Gorden, 
Newburyport, Rebecca Merrill, 
North Andover, James Nichols, 
Lowell, Abby M. Manserge, 



COMMITMENT OF PAUPERS, 



Paid William Hart, 
Henry A. Bean, 
Arthur N. Bean, 
Frances Banks, 



13 


39 


54 00 


3 


00 


9 


75 


39 


50 


56 


90 



$176 54 



$4 00 


15 


80 


6 


00 


11 


00 



$36 80 



EXPENSES OF ALMS-HOUSE. 

» 

Charles 0. Cummings, salary, 

Amos Buxton, labor, 

Lydia A. Gilcreast, labor, 

T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 

John H. Flint, meat, 

H. P. Beard & Co., supplies, 

George A. Nelson, supplies, 

George M. Winslow & Co., coal, 

John T. Shattuck, shoes, 

Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 

David Jameson, meat, 

Milton Berry, M. D., medical attendance, 

B. F. Holt, ice, 

Lydia A. Reynolds, labor, 

William N. Cochran, blacksmithing, 

James H. Cochran blacksmithing, 

J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, * 

David Howarth, medical supplies, 

Herman Abbott, coffins, 

Amount carried forward, $4,205 58 



$375 00 


34 


00 


36 


00 


969 


21 


464 


32 


758 


31 


643 


92 


120 


00 


93 


11 


101 


22 


357 


86 


15 


00 


16 


00 


45 


09 


7 


03 


65 


79 


55 


56 


19 


25 


29 00 



12 

Amount brought forward, $4,205 58 

Robert Callahan, burials, 
Stephen Tracy, M. D., 
P. M. Jefferson, soap, 
Charles 0. Cummings, in part salary 1866, 

$4,477 46 



15 


00 


2 


00 


54 


88 


200 


00 



EXTRA EXPENSES AT THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Walter B. Allen, whitewashing Almshouse, $55 44 

Richard M. Abbott, painting, 68 12 

Herman Abbott, furniture, 16 69 

David F. Gilveraiy & Co., bedsteads and bedding, 222 22 

Bennett & Welch, drain tile, 40 70 

William S. Jenkins, shingles, lumber and labor, 477 78 

William Barnett, repairs, 54 10 



$935 05 



PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

State Lunatic Hospital, Lydia A. Frye, $56 31 

Insane Asylum, Ipswich, Hannah B. Callahan, 53 03 

Charlestown, Daniel Mears, 36 25 

House of Correction, Julia Wiley and Ella J. Parker, 25 70 

Ipswich, Frances Holt, 86 29 

North Andover, Elizabeth Kimball, 25 31 



$282 89 



SUMMARY OF OVERSEERS' ORDERS. 

Expenses of Almshouse, 

Extra expenses. 

Relief out of the House,, 

Paid to cities and towns. 

Due from cities and towns, - 

Commitments, 

House of Correction, 



$4,477 


46 


935 


05 


711 


07 


282 


89 


176 


54 


36 


80 


25 


70 



$6,645 51 



SUPERIlSrTEN^DElSrT'S ACCOUlSrT. 



' 








Dr. 




To balance 


from last account, 


$170 27 


To cash for labor, 


232 06 








' a 


milk, 


16 32 








(S 


vegetables, &c.. 


42 42 








(( 


pigs. 


112 94 








if 


calves. 


54 50 








tt 


hide and tallow. 


16 99 








(( 


services of bull. 


25 75 








a 


clay and gravel, 


14 80 








{( 


lodging prisoners. 


5 50 








(( 


old bridge plank. 


3 00 








t( 


conveying pauper to Boxford, 


1 50 








<( 


use of trucks. 


7 00 








i( 


brick. 


2 50 








t( 


premium on oxen, 


10 00 




( (( 


(I 


<f " ploughing. 


7 00 




$722 55 






Cr. 




By cash 


paid for lime, cement, &c., 


$12 95 






i( 


" window glass. 


1 95 






(( 


" potatoes, 


2 50 






<( 


" garden seeds. 


5 25 






a 


'^ oats. 


3 33 






(t 


" crackers. 


11 00 






i< 


" repairing harnesses, &c., 


8 55 






a 


" school books. 


2 63 






( 


(( 


" tools and hardware, 


12 86 



Amount carried forward, $61 02 



14 



Amount brought forward, 


$61 02 


By cash 


paid for carpeting, 


IT ^1 


(( (( 


« 


" fresh fish, 


70 54 


(( (< 


(( 


" cider and vinegar. 


10 55 


<< << 


cs 


" clothing. 


55 82 


t( a 


(t 


" ox yoke. 


2 50 


(( if 


(< 


" express to Boston, 


2 15 


(( <( 


(S 


" R. R. freight. 


24 00 


(( (( 


t( 


" toll to Lawrence, 


1 68 


(( (C 


if 


" grinding corn and coffee. 


9 96 


(( a 


(S 


" paper haogiDgs, 


6 65 


(( (( 


a 


" L. A. Gilcrease, labor, 


30 00 


(( ce 


{( 


" E. Carlton, '' 


6 50 


<e ({ 


(( 


« E. Pasho, " 


26 25 


(( ({ 


f( 


'' Wm. H. Rea, 


18 75 


if <( 


(S 


" H. C. Harnden, " 


12 00 


(S (( 


(S 


" postage stamps. 


53 


(( (( 


l( 


" 1 cow. 


60 00 


(( (( 


a 


*• 1 pig. 


8 00 


({ (( 


(C 


" medicine, 


30 


(( (( 


a 


" S. Hamilton, labor, 


41 40 


(( a 


a 


" Geo. 0. Burns, " 


70 00 


(( (( 


a 


" use of plough. 


3 00 


C( (( 


a 


*^ E. Hussey, washing, and 


sawing 






lumber, 


27 51 


t( « 


a 


•^ W. Poor, repairs. 


21 65 


(( if 


a 


-' J. Farnham, " 


4 50 


(t i( 


a 


" Pasturing, 


3 00 


Balance 


due the Town, 


126 68 



$722 55 
C. O. CUMMINGS, Superintendent. 



ALMS-HOUSE. 

Whole number of Paupers in the Alms-house 

during the year, 45 

Whole number weeks board, 1608 

" " foreign paupers entertained, 213 

* " weeks board, 61 

" " prisoners held in custody awaiting trial, 16 

*• " weeks board of prisoners, 5 



15 

REMATNTN^G I^ ALMS-HOUSE. 

Over eighty years of age, 3 

Between seventy and eighty, 5 
" sixty and seventy, • 2 

*' fifty and sixty, 4 

" forty and fifty, 2 

" thirty and forty, 1 

*' ten and twenty, 3 

" one and ten, . 4 

24 

DEATHS m THE ALMS-HOUSE DURIN^G THE YEAR. 

Farnham Jones, aged 28 years. 
Wm. Lovejoy, aged 59 years. 
Elizabeth M. Shattuck, aged 31 years. 
Phebe A. Brown, aged 18 years. 
Nathaniel Woodbridge, aged 73 years. 

LNYENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURmTURE. 

Thirty-four straw and twenty-nine feather beds, $100 00 
Forty-six pillows, 34.50 ; 30 quilts and 40 comfort- 
ers, 150.00, 184 50 
Seventy-five sheets and forty pillow-cases, 65 00 
Magee stove, 10.00 ; six air-tight stoves, 24.00, 34 00 
Two cylinder stoves, 15.50 ; two clocks, 2.50, 18 00 
Clothes-horses, basket and tin ware, tin boiler, tea-pot, 16 00 
Twenty-one chambers, 2 syriages, shade, 9 25 
Dinner bells, three sad and one coal iron, one brush, 3 00 
Ice-cbest, two demijohns, bread trough, 6 40 
Writing desk, 8 tables, 15 pails, nest boxes, 12 00 
Forty chairs, one churn, lantern, 15 00 
Meal-chest and book-case, 2 00 
Firkins and butter-tubs, two moulding boards, 15 00 
Crockery- ware, four earthen dishes, five glass lamps, 15 00 
Dining set and tumblers, 9.00 ; 8 washing tubs, 5.00, 14 00 
Fifty iron bedsteads, 150.00; fifteen blankets, 37.50, 187 50 
Six dining chairs, 13.00 ; Leather and glass, 5.00 18 00 
Table and tea-spoons, knives and forks, 5 00 
Two chopping knives and five butcher knives, 1 75 



Amount carried fonvardf $721 90 



16 

Amount brought forward, $721 90 

Brass and porcelain kettles, 4 00 

Sick-chair, nine long benches, covered table, 19 50 

Carving- knife and fork, apple-parer, oil cans, 6 00 

Cook-stove, kerosene lamps, 40 50 

Cider tunnel, rocking chair, nurse-lamp, 2 15 
Four glass and 14 tin jars, 5.00; 3 stone jugs, 2.00, 7 00^ 

Six bake pans, fifty milk-pans, and office chair, 16 00 

Fifty-six mounted town maps, 14 00 

One hundred and seventy-two unmounted, 17 20 



$848 25 



FAKM IMPLEMENTS. 



Two horse wagons and one top, 175.00 ; drain tile, 

4.50, $179 50 

Ox wagon, 45.00; ox sled, pung and sleigh, 40.00, 85 00 
Wagon harness, 15.00; snow-scraper, 1.50, 16 50 

Ox scraper, 3.00 ; 2 harrows, 20.00; steelyards, 3.00, 26 00 
Eight scythes and snaths, 8.00 ; set measures, 50c. 8 50 
Horse-rake, 24.00 ; two flails, 1 pair ox ties, 1.50, 25 50 
Five hand-rakes, 1.25; 8 hay-forks, 4.00, 5 25 

Horse pitchfork, 16.00 ; 2 grain chests, 12.00 28 00 

Blocks and ropes, 17.00 ; hay-cutter, 1.50, 18 50 

Three ladders, 4.00 ; 3 ox yokes, 15.00 ; 6 hoes, 3.00, 22 00 
Cultivator, 10.00; 4 manure forks, 7.00, 17 00 

Feed trough, 2.50 ; 6 shovels and spades, 6.00, 8 50 

Five draft and 5 stake chains, 15.00 ; 3 iron bars, 3.00, 18 00 
Three whiffle trees and chains, 2.00 ; 10 feed boxes, 

2.50, 4 50 

Hay-wagon, 22.00 ; work harness, 7.00, 29 00 

Two ox-carts, 40.00; 2 pairs ox muzzles, 1.00, 41 00 

Stone wagon, 20.00 ; old iron, 3.00, 23 00 

Five ploughs and lot dilapidated ploughs, 45 00 

Stone drag and spire, 7.00; scald tub, 75c., 7 75 

Grain cradle, 2.50 ; five baskets, 2.00, 4 50 

Grindstone, 8.00; beetle and wedges, 2.00, 10 00 

Two pickaxes and one stone hammer, 3 00 

Two peat knives and four spread forks, 5 00 

Two grub hoes, 50c. ; three garden rakes, 2.00, 2 50 

Horse blanket, 4.50 ; buffalo robe, 4.00, 8 50 

Carpenter tools, 3.00; wrench and blasting tools, 10.00 13 00 



Amount carried forward, $655 00 



17 



Amount brought forward, 
Four axes, 2.00 ; vice, 4.00 ; wheelbarrow, 4.00, 
Three snow-shovels, 2.00 ; sewer-ladle, 2.00, 
Winnowing mill, 2.00 ; lot of brick, 4.00, 
Two sickles, 50c. ; two corn-cutters, 75c., 
Five cart spires, 5.00 ; hand rake, 1.00, 
Eleven meal bags, 4.00; 68 flour barrels, 11.00, 
Three wood-saws, 



PROVISIONS. 



$655 


50 


10 


00 


4 


00 


6 


00 


1 


25 


6 


00 


15 


00 


2 


25 



$699 50 



Two hundred pounds butter, 80.00 ; 200 lbs. lard, 

32.00, $112 00 

Graham flour, 13.00; oil, 2.00 ; molasses, 2.50, 17 50 

Half barrel flour, 7.50 ; crackers, 1.50, 9 00 
Tea, 40.00 ; 005*66, 8.00 ; saleratus, 90c ; 175 lbs. 

sugar, 26.25, 75 15 
Beef, 25.00 ; 47 galls, vinegar, 15.00 ; 1-2 bbl. pick- 

les, 4.00, 44 00 

Three bushels salt, 2.25 ; 72 lbs. hard soap, 9.36 11 61 

Soft soap, 8.00 ; tobacco, 7.00 ; 10 meat barrels, 5.00, 20 00 

Eight cider barrels, 8 00 



$297 26 



Fx\RM PRODUCE. 

Thirty bush's corn, 37.50 ; 5 bush's barley, 6.25, $43 75 
Five bushels wheat, 10.00 ; 2 bushels rye," 2.50, 12 50 

Six bushels oats, 4.50 ; meadow hay, 40.00, 44 50 

Nine tons English hay, 252.00 ; corn fodder, 35.00, 287 00 
Manure, 250.00 ; seeds and seed corn, 6.00 ; 18 

hams, 49.50, 305 50 

Five gate-posts, 2.50 ; six cart-axles, 5.00, 7 50 

Three and 3-4 barrels pork, 122.50 ; meal, 25.50, 147 00 
Two hundred bushels potatoes, 120.00 ; oat straw, 

10.00, 130 00 

Six bushels beets, 4.50 ; 15 bushels carrots, 7.50," 12 00 
Seventeen and 1-2 bush's beans, 35.00 ; fine feed, 4.00, 39 00 
Meat block, bench and saw, 10 00 

$1,038 75 



18 



FARM STOCK. 



$625 00 


328 


00 


138 


75 


135 


00 


$1,226 75 



One horse, 150.00 ; 2 yoke oxen, 475.00, 
Five milch cows, 300.00 ; 1 bull, 28.00, 
Two fat cows, 120.00 ; 25 fowls,18.75. 
Eight swine. 



FUEL AND LUMBER. 

Twenty-five cords hard-pine wood, $125 00 

Eighteen cords dry pine, ready for stove, 117 00 

Thirteen cords oak wood, 130.00 ; peat, 3.00, 133 00 
Twenty-five cords white-pine,125.00 ; (?) 9 tons coal, 

94.50, 219 50 

Bridge plank, common plank and boards, 66 00 



$659 50 
CLOTHS AND CLOTHLNTG. 

'Boots and shoes 20.00 ; socks, 2.50 ; 3 yards cloth, 

1.00, $23 50 

Twenty-five yds. calico, 5.00 ; thread and buttons, 

2.00, 7 00 

Curtains, 2.50; suspenders, 1.00; 2 hoods, 3.00, 6 50 

Shawl, 8.00; table covers, 3.00; mittens, 20c., 11 20 

Kellers, crash and towels, 15.00 ; Ready-made cloth- 
ing, 30.00, 45 00 







$93 20 




SUMMARY. 




tttor 


y of household furniture, ' 


$845 75 




" farming implements. 


699 50 




" provisions. 


296 78 




" farm produce, 


1,037 75 




" stock. 


1,238 75 




" fuel and lumber. 


659 50 




" cloths and clothing, 


93 20 




$4,871 23 



On visithig- the Almshouse, the Auditors were much pleased to 
notice very decided and hitherto greatly needed improvements upon 
the lower floor of the house, and the introduction of iron bedsteads 



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and neat bedding in the upper stories, thus rendering the residence 
there of the Superintendent and his lady more pleasant, and greatly 
lessening their labor. The neatness and order of the premises, both 
in doors and out of doors, show unmistakable marks of a good 
housekeeper,, and a competent manager outside. 

We venture to suggest to the Overseers that a convenient bathing- 
room in the establishment would be a great improvement, and con- 
ducive to the health of the inmates. 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 
Town of Andover in account with H. PF. Abbott, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

To cash paid Town Treasurer for liquors sold, $3,298 82 

" " '' " " barrels and casks sold, 23 75 

stock of liquors on hand, Feb. 12, 1867, 398 62 

cash on hand, * 46 08 



$3,767 27 
Cr. 

By stock of liquors on hand, Feb. 14, 1866, $349 54 

By cash on hand, Feb. 14, 1866, 38 24 

By cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay bills of liquors, 2,821 08 

By cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay freight bills, 20 75 

By cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay H. W. Abbott's bill, 8 41 

By cash received of Treasurer to pay U. S. license, 25 00 
Agent's salary from Feb. 16, 1866, to Feb. 16, 

1867, 191 67 

Net profit, 312 58 

$3,767 27 



TREASURER'S ACCOUlSrT. 



Town of Andover in Account with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer. 

Dr. 

To paid County tax for 1866, ' $2,992 15 

'' State tax for 1866, 8,550 00 

" Andover National Bank, hired, 10,000 00 

" '' " " int. on same, 202 50 

" on account of town debt, 2,105 00 

" interest on town debt, 1,612 36 
" discount on taxes at 6 per ct., 1,773 42 
4 " 226 72 



2,000 14 

" Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 22,714 46 

" *' schools, 5,052 07 

" '' school houses, 1,044 08 

*' Overseers of Poor, orders, . 6,618 81 

" teachers Punchard School for N. Andover, 100 00 

" Selectmen and Auditors, 27 00 

To balance of taxes unpaid, 329 31 

To cash on hand to balance, 12,836 23 



$76,184 11 
Cr. 

By balance cash received of E. Taylor, (late 

Treasurer,) $7,897 12 

By balance taxes received of E. Taylor, (late 

Treasurer,) 1865, 1,143 11 



Amount carried forward, ' $9,040 23 



21 

Amount brought forward, 
By additional taxes received of E. Taylor, (late 

Treasurer) 1865, 
By cash from Newbaryport pauper account, 
" " " Salem " " 

" " " Haverhill " " 

" " " half fines in suit Commonwealth 

vs. Wm. Abbott, 2d, 
" " " County Treasurer, discount on tax, 
" " '^ Henry W. Abbott, liquor Agent, 
" " " Town maps, 
" " *^ rent of Town house, 
" ■ " hired of Andover National Bank, 
" " from N. Andover, by M. Foster, for 

Punchard School, 
" " *' State Treasurer for School Fund, 
" '* " " State aid for 1865, 

*^ " " " corporation tax for 

1866, 
" " *' hay scale fees, 
" " *^ Assessors' warrant for tax lists, 

1866, 41,056 21 

" " " proprietors' and Phillips School 

Fund, 144 00 



$9,040 28 


4 


80 


39 


00 


17 


00 


10 


00 


12 


50 


33,41 


3,322 


57 


2 


50 


381 


00 


10,000 


00 


100 


00 


230 


85 


7,000 


00 


4,744 


21 


45 


83 



$76,184 11 
E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 15, 1867. 



LIABILITIES. 

Notes payable, $24,900 00 

Due Schools, 1,578 05 

Due interest not called for, 402 00 

Due School-houses, 33 17 



$26,913 22 



ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, $12,836 23 
Taxes unpaid, 329 31 
Cash in Superintendent's hands, 126 68 
Cash in Liquor Agency, 444 70 
Due from Cities and Towns, 176 54 
Due for State aid to soldiers and fam- 
ilies, 1866, 12,986 00 
Due State aid since Jan. 1, 1867, 182 00 
Due for State aid under law of 1865, 20 00 



$27,101 46 



Balance in Treasurer's hands in favor of Town, $188 24 



SCHEDULE OF 


TOWN 


PEOPERTY. 


Town House and fixtures. 




$15,000 00 


Land under and adjoining. 




2,000 00 


Weights and measures. 




200 00 


Safe in Town House, 




166 00 


Hay scales, ^• 




300 00 


Engine-house and land. 




900 00 


Engine and apparatus. 




1,000 00 


Town Farm and buildings. 




5,830 00 


Personal property, as per inventory. 


4,871 23 


Library, 




250 00 




$30,517 23 



PUNCHAPir) FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, 
herewith render to the Town their Annual Account of the 
condition of the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expendi- 
tures thereof for the year ending February 1, 1867. 
The permanent Fund of Forty thousand dollars 
is invested in valid Notes and Keal Estate 
Securities, $40,000 00 

RECEIPTS. 
Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, $741 94 

Interest received since said Report, 2,584 48 

Cash received of T. E. Mayberry & Co., for rent 

of land, 25 00 



EXPEKDITUEES. 

Cash paid W. G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 
" '* Sarah S. Richardson, Assistant 
" " Miss Wilder, '' 

" " Abby S. Hervey, *' 

Ada B. Chandler, « 

Moses Foster, Treasurer, 
A. B. Carter, Music Teacher, 
Henry i^bbot, Janitor, 
Edward P. Abbot, Janitor, 
Edward P. Abbot, sundries, 
Henry Abbot, " 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, " 
Sarah S. Richardson, *' 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal, 
F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
Henry Brownell, labor and team, 
W. F. Draper, printing, 
Little & Brown, books, 
T. O. Ril(^y, repairs on roof, 
D. Howaith, stationery. 























































<( 




i( 




ii 







$3,351 42 


lary, 


$1,000 00 




266 00 




134 00 




273 00 




21 00 




100 00 




29 00 




46 86 




25 00 




11 75 




8 45 




50 18 




3 00 




157 50 




20 00 


ra, 


25 00 




26 25 




12 00 




42 62 




4 92 



Amount carried forward, 



$2,256 53 



Amount brought forward, 

*^ J. J. Brown, sundries, 

" Wm. Barnet, 

" John Abbot, " 

" R. M. Abbot, painting, 

(f Wm. S. Jenkins, labor and stock, 

" American Tablet Co., Slate Boards, 

" Geo. S. Merrill, printing, 

" Charles Smith, expenses paid, 

" H. P. Beard & Co., sundries, 

" Margaret Berry, labor, 

'' E. Gerry, " 

" A. W. Sprague, sundries, 

" Hermon Abbot, " 

" J. Sullivan, labor, g 00 

** Chas. Collins, labor, 1 50 

" Edward Carter, tuning piano, 2 50 

" Charles Meyer, sundries, 1 25 



$2,256 53 


6 


75 


4 


75 


5 


00 


18 


50 


23 


28 


15 


03 


9 


50 


2 


00 


11 


37 


3 


75 


1 


75 


4 


98 


6 


05 



$2,376 76 
Cash deposited in Andover ISTat'l Bank, to balance, 974 66 



$3,351 42 



Kespectfully submitted, 

J. H. MERRILL, 
BENJ. B. BABBITT, 
CHARLES SMITH, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
MOSES FOSTER, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOT, 
Andover, Feb. 1, 1867. ISAAC CARRUTH. 

KOTE. — At the last Annual March Meethig, the Town of Andover 
appropriated five hundred dollars, and the Town of IS'orth Andover 
one hundred dollars, in behalf of the Teachers, and these amounts 
have been paid to them, in addition to the amounts above specified. 



. The foregoing accounts, having been carefully examined, 
and found to have been correctly kept and well vouched, we 
respectfully present our Report to the town for acceptance. 

A. J. GOULD, ) 

HENRY BO YNTON, i Auditors. 
JOHN H. FLINT, ) 



TOA^^ISr "WARI^AIS'T 



Essex, ss. To Robert Callahan, one of the Con- 
stables of the Town of Andover : Greeting. * 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, you are hereby dh^ected to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of the Town of Andover, quahfied to vote 
in election and in Town affairs, to meet and assemble at 
the Town House in said Andover, on Monday, the 
fourth day of March next, at twelve o'clock, at noon, 
to act on the following articles, namely : 

Article \st. To choose a Moderator to preside at 
said meeting. 

Article 2d. To choose a Town Clerk for the year 
ensuing. 

Article 2td. To hear and act on the report of the 
Auditors. 

Article 4cth. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Over- 
seers of the Poor, Town Treasurer, School Commit- 
tee, Constables, Fence Viewers, and all other neces- 
sary and usual Town officers. 

Article bth. To hear the report of the committee 
upon certain claims of soldiers, and act thereon. 

Article 6th, To hear a report of the Soldiers' Mon- 
ument Committee, and act thereon. 



Article 1th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise for the repairs of highways the ensuing 
year. 

. Article 8th. To see what methods the Town will 
adopt for the repairs of the highways. 

Article 9th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise for the maintenance of their public schools 
for the year ensuing. 

Article 10th. To see if the Town will make an 
appropriation in behalf of the teachers of the Punch- 
ard Free School for the year ensuing, on petition of 
• said Trustees. 

Article llth. To see what method the Town will 
adopt to apportion the school money among the pub- 
lic schools. 

Article 12th. To see what action the Town will take 
in reference to the school district property taken pos- 
session of by the Selectmen under the vote of the 
Town, passed at the Town meeting March 5th, 1866. 

Article ISth. To see what sum or sums of money 
the Town will raise for the repair and improvement 
of the school property, and for the incidental expens- 
es of the school houses. 

Article 14:th. To provide for the Central Grammar 
School. 

Article 15th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise to defray the necessary expenses accruing 
the year ensuing. 

Article 16th. To see what method the Town will 
adopt for the collection of the public taxes the ensu- 
ing year. 

Article llth. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Town Treasurer to hire money for the use of the 
Town when necessary. 



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Article 18th. To determine what compensation the 
Town will pay to firemen for their services the ensu- 
ing year. 

Article 19th. To see if the Town will accept and 
revise the list of jurors as prepared and posted by the 
Selectmen. 

Article 20th. To see what action the Town will 
take in reference to damage done by water on land of 
Isaac M. Hardy. 

Article 21st. To see if the Town will grant the fire 
companies in Ballard Vale the same compensation as 
voted to the Shawsheen Company. 

Article 22d. To see if the Town will furnish hose 
for said companies. 

Article 2Sd. To act on any other business that may 
legally come before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this war- 
rant with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at 
the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, at Andover,this eighteenth 
day of February, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven. 

WM. S. JENKIISFS, ) Selectmen 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, } of 
HERMAN PHELPS, S Andover.